La and I moved out of a tiny (no, really, it was 600 sqft! ) 120 year old house three years ago in preparation to have babies (and to quit paying to repair things like cast iron pipes. )
Despite knowing from the moment we saw the house which room would belong to our future baby, we were both resolute about not painting, decorating or otherwise nursery-ifying the room. I’m way too suspicious for that.
So, instead, it became the guest room. Our old double bed (yes, two fat girls and a bulldog once slept in a double bed) and the Cedar trunk with extra linens lived there while we waited to get pregnant.
The other extra room, designed as an office but becoming more of an all purpose/ place to put crap room, actually stored the baby items we were gifted or acquired to take care of our nephew. It was a wreck but it stayed in a sort of disorganized waiting room while our fertility journey continued.
Now that we are pregnant, and confident enough to have made an announcement on Facebook about it, we decided it was time to actually make the space in our house reflect our intentions and plans. No more waiting.
We started the process last weekend by cleaning out our garden shed to make more room for things that have lived in the house until now, including the boxes of baby clothes we won’t need until next fall or later. Next, came selling that double bed. Then clearing out the guest room and shedding old paper from the office.
But last night, we finally had some fun. We painted the guest room a pale blue when we moved in. I was never a huge fan but it was an ok neutral. A while back, we found a picture of a fabulous nursery with pale blue walls and one highlight wall in orange. We thought we might crib (pun not exactly intended) the design but couldn’t find an orange that wasn’t obnoxious or overly reminiscent of the broncos logo (we are fans but not those kind of fans.) Last week we found the most amazing red-orange and decided to go for it!
We also marked out the furniture spaces on the carpet (because when your partner is an MFA in theater, you have gaff tape to do these things) and started planning some of the other details.
Seafoam has a room!
Not much else to report, except that my snoogle has become a coveted spot, as seen here: